Grapes come from three subregions of the Mount Lofty Ranges in South Australia. The wine is open fermented, hand plunged and basket pressed, spending 16 months in French and American hogsheads. You’d be hard pressed to find many other Shirazes that offer this kind of value for money.
Buoyant blackberries and redcurrants, pepper, licorice, gum leaf and baked earth. The back-palate loads up on bitter dark chocolate and clove spiced oak is well pitched. Fleshy and supple yet bright with a lovely set of ripe tannins. We’re in serious bargain territory here. 91
Region: Mount Lofty
Tasted: July 2013